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Robert J Gunterberg Foundation named presenting sponsor of Shine: A Benefit for Hope

FORT MYERS, FL (May 20, 2021) – Hope Hospice has announced The Robert J Gunterberg Foundation as the presenting sponsor of the second annual Shine: A Benefit for Hope Kids Care and Hope Hospice, an elegant evening featuring riverside cocktails, dining, entertainment, and a live auction at the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers on Friday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.

The Robert J Gunterberg Foundation is joined by top-level sponsors including Busey Bank, The John E. & Aliese Price Foundation, Cypress Cove/Cypress at Home, DeAngelis Diamond, and Priority Marketing.

“From our growing Hope Kids Care program, to an increasing need for care and counseling, we are seeing the impacts of these challenging times,” said Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare. “Hope has always counted on our generous community, and we need their support now more than ever.”

Additional generous Shine sponsors include Brown & Brown/Florida Blue, Edison National Bank, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, LSI Companies, Millennium Physician Group, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, and Studio+.

To learn about sponsorship levels and benefits, or to request an invitation to the event, visit or call 239-985-7758.

Hope Hospice is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life’s journey. For more information, visit

Painting by Mary Jo Walker

This picture-perfect custom painting by the incomparable Mary Jo Walker is truly one-of-a kind! Mary Jo brings mystique and unique beauty to each masterpiece she creates. Place a bid to win your very own artwork from this incredibly talented artist.

She’s Got Beauty & Style

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Newport, RI Getaway

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auction lot art held by artist Rachel Pierce

Art Studio Experience with Rachel Pierce

Join local artist Rachel Pierce for an art studio experience at her brand-new, private studio on Sanibel. Gather your friends to create your own, custom acrylic paintings under Rachel’s direction. Wine and appetizers included!

Bubbly Bee Beverage Cart

Bring on the bubbly while you bid on the chance to welcome Bubbly Bee to your next garden party, family soiree, or corporate event. Southwest Florida’s elite mobile tap truck features three taps that can refresh you and your guests with a variety of beverages such as beer, wine, prosecco, mimosas and more.

Starlight, Starbright, Fill My Glass Tonight

Some wheelbarrows have all the fun. Keep the party going after the event by taking home a wheelbarrow filled with an assortment of fine wines and top-shelf liquor.